The Zee Files

by Tina Wells (Author), Veronica Miller Jamison (Illustrator)
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Fans of the bestselling Mackenzie Blue books will love this spin-off series that follows Zee's new adventures across the pond—in London!

2021 American Fiction Awards Finalist, Young Adult category
Winner, 2022 IndieReader Discovery Awards

Mackenzie ("Zee") Blue Carmichael has never eaten fish 'n' chips, never slept away from home longer than a few nights, and knows nothing about London. But after her family relocates for her dad's new job, 13-year-old Zee leaves her old life in California behind for a new one in England.

Zee lands in London and at her new boarding school, The Hollows, hoping to find new friends and jump-start her music career. All of that proves difficult between a chilly roommate, a BFF who's gone MIA, and distractions from the poshest—and cutest—student in her grade. Will Zee thrive in her new environment, and will London end up not being so bad after all?

What readers are saying about The Zee Files:
★★★★★ “My daughter read this in just over a day!”
★★★★★ “Got this for my daughter for her 10th birthday! We read it together and absolutely LOVED the book!”
★★★★★ “We gave this book to my niece, and she loved it! She can't wait to see what happens next in the second book.”

  • Connected and highly influential best-selling author Tina Wells is also an entrepreneur and business strategist
  • The Zee Files is a unique series of books for underrepresented readers aged 11 to 14 years with a biracial female protagonist Prequel series, Mackenzie Blue, sold over 170,000 units; Tina handpicked her collaborators for this spinoff series to have a full team of Black women
  • Librarians loved Mackenzie Blue series because it was great for at risk/Hi-Lo readers and first book was an Accelerated Reader pick.
  • Mackenzie Blue series was sold in: UK/Australia/New Zealand, South Africa, India, Germany, China, Hong Kong and Korea.
  • The Zee Files is a “windows and mirrors” choice for tween fiction readers: stories that reflect own cultures to build identity and stories that offer a view into someone else's; only 10% of books published depict African American characters (source: Cooperative Children’s Book Center, 2019)
  • Tina says: “I developed this project because I saw a need for kids to read about an empowering female protagonist of color who portrays positive social emotional learning traits [empathy, positive relationships, recognizing and managing emotions, problem-solving, grit and perseverance, and perspective-taking.] It is also important to me that these books cover issues like puberty and first-love, school anxiety, divorce, displacement, and activism.”
  • F&P Text Level X, Lexile 830L
  • Format
    DRM Protected
    Publication date
    April 05, 2022
    Page count
    Paper ISBN
    File size
    9 MB

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